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functions of the occ and explore further collaborations. occ staff at the back-to-school celebration and the resource fair. during the third quarter, they added three venues. we also initiated the translation of information and materials in arabic. we continued with our grocers in multiple languages and -- brocures in multiple languages. in the area of policy analysis
to present quarterly recommendations to enhance police regulations, the attorney continued to lead the charge in about work. the main policy matters and worked on during the third quarter were a police response to a mental health crisis and in the juvenile area. the occ was the subject of a scathing comptroller' augusdit n 2007. now the comptroller pointed out 41 areas to address.
the occ was notified during the third quarter the comptroller's audit would be doing a follow- up. we notified about the report. there were three but we were unable to address, and we were unable to address those because we do not have financial resources to do so. recommendation #two and requires them to complete the investigations within nine months or 10 months at the latest. they never reached close to 100% compliance. the occ has been historically understaffed.
caseload is 16 cases per investigator, yet investigators had an average of 31 cases. in order to reduce caseloads, our analysis is that those cc would need the following at a cost of $1 million. your 18177, attorney, because the attorneys, while you may only see them periodically, also house every case. -- also with every case there is
an appeal, and attorneys must attend that as well. in addition, the attorneys confer with investigators on sustainability of. the review -- they review it. back to the staffing, the other key member of the staff who is overwhelmed with work is our systems analyst, who is responsible with maintaining data in addition to day to day work in developing data to write the quarterly reports, annual reports. he is also responsible for
hardware and software, and we have over 20 pcs he must test to make sure they have connectivity with our database, so it is too much work for one person. moving away from personnel funding the occ would need, recommendation no. 10 was to install a sprinkler system so that whenever a deadline is occurring, something would pop up on the investigators computer. the cost is not provided for in the budget. recommendation 42 provides a occ to allow online complaint following. we think this is a wonderful
idea, but the cost of this is $12,000. there is nothing in the budget that can support this cause. during the third quarter, the occ did implement the following regulations. and we completed our manual. we began posting meetings on the calendar on our website. we posted a document called frequently asked questions. we began posting at the conclusion of the investigations. we are also submitting a proposal to uc-berkeley to see if we can give graduate students to help us analyze customer satisfaction surveys and perhaps the draft an additional document
and also to mine the data the police department provides and occ provides to enable the occ to have a more comprehensive annual report, and that concludes my remarks about the third quarter report. >> thank you very much. i want to thank you and the staff for hard work. investigators, staff members, attorneys, we have shown great surprise with community outreach, participation, and especially -- the good news is there is 6% fewer complaints with officers.
i know the numbers you have given us, 16 cases per investigators, it seems you are closing in as many cases as are being opened, and i think you should be applauded for that, so i want to thank you for that, and in reference to simple things, $12,000 for one complaint, i know former commissioner comboampos seemed interested in that idea, so if we can continue to press so there is no statute of limitations issue, but i want to thank you for your hard work. >> the other thing i wanted to point out from supervisor compost is he did not know how much longer the staff could go
out 120 miles per hour, and the staff is very dedicated, but the sustainability of going 120 miles per hour for four years is simply not possible, so staff will continue to be professional and work as hard as they can, but in order for us to perform a service for civilians and police, and we need more staff >> that was my quote. >> i contributed it onto the wrong source. thank you very much. >> thank you for your work. i can tell there is a ton of work. thank you for that.
i wanted to ask if there has been any exploration about using free applications. we often have to rely on free resources for our technology, so we used to go calendar -- use google calendar. i wonder if there are any challenges on that. they are free online. >> the information systems business analyst does explore many applications. is a matter of security for many complaints we received.
goobecause he not only maintains our database, and develops a reports in response to public information request. he is also responsible for hardware and software. we are talking about another couple years before he gets to it. there are over 20 species in his office where he is doing testing. we brought those months ago. we need to spend this money to relieve my one information technology person of another project. >> i also want to ask about the tracking of the data.
there was a mention of correspondence with the department on the 24th of 2011. i have not seen that correspondents. i wonder if i can get a copy of that. i happen to agree there are many reasons to keep stop better, some of which include making sure we are monitoring programming' and building trust with members of the community, so i think this type of data is important for every police department to keep. i just wanted to put my opinion out there and hear your thoughts on that. >> thank you very much.
the issue was who should investigate whether or not an officer has failed to enter stop data, and it is my impression that this was a charter section that involve the work of many members of the community to give expensive and jurisdiction, and it is my understanding the occ has the authority to add allegations, meaning that when a civilian comes forward with a complaint, the civilian cannot possibly know all the regulation an officer is subject to, and should the occ
determine there are things in addition to what was complained of by the civilians, we will add them. this is something the internal affairs division throughout the united states do that when the justice department comes and looks at internal affairs or the occ to determine whether we are conducting zero investigations, they would find us remiss if we did not have allegations when we found there was neglect of duty. i know the police department believes they can do this faster or more efficiently. i found there were instances where officers have been defiant about whether they
gathered stock data or not. the captain who exempted his unit from certain responsibility, and i think it is important that there be another set five years other than the police department to determine whether there has been and neglect of duty. the other thing i did point out is that whenever a complaint comes to our office, we send that in the form of report, and now the police department knows 38% of neglected duty it sustained findings were for failure to collect stock data.
the department attend determine whether or not officers are complying with responsibility. as i have heard from both sides about the allegations, and it is my understanding when there is a need for investigation said the actual investigation is done by the police department because they have access to information you do not have access to. what's the police department has access to all dassn't -- >> the police department have access to all data we do not have, whether it's been a police report or an allegation for police report. >> i read both sides of the memos. the issue i am hearing is the
police department and of doing the investigation anyway. they have access to a computer system not everyone has access to. i have heard from both sides of this issue. i just want to share with the commission to regard region with the commission. >> i think the director stated our position. >> i think we need to track itself . the issue is an in-house issue. >> if i just might respond to your statement about the police department of the investigation anyway, the occ receives complaints from civilians around traffic stops. the civilian will complain they
were treated badly or harshly by the officer when they were stopped, that they were racially profiled and that is why they were stopped, so the department provides us with data on whether or not an officer entered a traffic stop, and what i will say is that occ has tirelessly provided you with quarterly reports where we give information about the types of allegations and we investigate, and i would say it is illegal
issuer -- a legal issue. >> i will read into them for further guidance. is there anything else? >> if there is a way to get a copy of that. >> i can provide that. >> thank you for your thorough report. it is wonderful to hear of the good work, and you should be commended for your hard work, and thank you for sharing so much detail, because i think it is important to realize. there is just one thing could you elaborate? the average you have been doing
in all directions with your various activities and responsibilities is terrific. and i am wondering what that support is, what is happening there? >> when i participated in the panel on mediation in new orleans in september, i feel -- fielded a number of questions from individuals from other jurisdictions. they would say, the their police union did not support mediation -- there would say there police union did not support mediation. how was it that san francisco was successful in its mediation program? my response was there has to be a relationship between your civilian oversight agency and the police union in order to have buy-in to the mediation
program. domiciles are -- our mediation coordinator who is returning to work on friday and the vice- president have an ongoing dialogue about the mediation program. if she has difficulty reaching an officer, kevin martin will contact at officer as well. and the poa, when we watched the program, did publish a positive article about the occ mediation program encouraging officers to participate. that was part of the material i submitted for my panel presentation. >> anything further? thank you. >> you're welcome. moving on to the october
monthly statistical report. i am about to deliver you a november 1. we will go back. it is in your packet. i will give you a brief presentation. as of october 31, 669 complaints have been filed with the occ as opposed to the number previously. this represents a decrease. as of october 31, 675 cases were closed. it sustained 53 percent -- 53 cases. and as of october 31, 2011, there were 300 pending cases. trucked to ver we did receive notification that two cases were adjudicated. the chief concern with the --
the chief concurred. the officer was admonished. in a case which was not appealed, the officer after a settlement conference received a five day suspension with three days held. find with neglectful duty. the officer's duty resulted in a loss of a laptop computer. that concludes my report. president mazzucco: anything further for the director? thank you again. >> you're welcome. >> the commission reports. president mazzucco: i have nothing to report this evening. commissioners? 2d. >> commission announcements and scheduling of items identified
for consideration at future commission meetings. president mazzucco: announcements? >> december 14 at 6:00 p.m., commission will have a special meeting at owens street. president mazzucco: i know we are full. next week is particularly full. we have a lot of items in closed session. commissioner kingsley has the priority list along with commissioner ter andurman. -- turman. >> there is still some -- president mazzucco: thank you. anything? dr. marshall? >vice president marshall: the
last two week of december. we typically do not meet. >> we have probably next week and one more meeting in december. >> that is correct. >> the next would be the first wednesday in january 2012. president mazzucco: is there any public comment? >> hello. we're interested in the occupied groups that are all over the country.
-- occupy groups that are all over the country. their fees have fallen through -- they are college students and their tuition is falling due. that is what i think. they do not know what they are here for. are we going to hand out jobs because they were here? there was nothing on -- a thing [unintelligible] alleging police brutality. there is nothing taking place yet but they would like to have the police and the city and county pay for their college tuition. i went to city college. junior college. i think that's what these junior colleges are for. so you do not have a big tuition. for three years, what difference
does it make? you can transfer everything over. i hope they great brandywine's figure that out pretty soon. president mazzucco: thank you. any further comment? >> i do not know that this is regarding your issues but i would like the opportunity to say we have a bad drug problem as everyone knows in the tenderloin. we have community people in the area and outside the area. we would like the police department and i hear a lot of good things about greg. the police department does not answer the calls. we live in a bad neighborhood. it is a high-volume drug activity area as is all the
surrounding streets to the station. i addressed the police meeting yesterday with this problem and i am addressing you as well. we really need some tough action to clean up this area. a lot. thank you for a moment. president mazzucco: thank you. any further public comment? hearing none, public comment is closed. >> recommending to the director of real-estate to sell or transfer said property in accordance with applicable state and local requirements. president mazzucco: do we have a presentation? we received information about a resolution. >> good evening, commissioners.
i am from the administration bureau. i am here to give you an overview of the potrero station. it was designed in 1912 by john reed. it was billed as a police station, in operation until january 1997. there were studies done in the late 1980's which declared it to be unfit for a police response and also, 999 tennessee which is adjacent was declared as surplus property. i recommended to the chief to declare it as surplus property under the request of department of real-estate to look at other options for making it a useful options for making it a useful property for another entity.